New Head of JSaRC Appointed

Published on 06 June 2023

We are pleased to announce Mr. Abu Ahmed’s appointment as the new Head of the Home Office’s Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), effective immediately. Mr. Ahmed brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role and will oversee a dedicated team of professionals working closely with industry, academia, and government agencies to facilitate the development of innovative solutions to enhance the security and resilience of the United Kingdom.


Mr. Ahmed has a background in the field of Homeland Security and occupied senior positions in the Home Office’s Homeland Security Group within operational delivery, strategy and international engagement. This broader experience, alongside his prior experience in JSaRC as the former Head of JSaRC’s International Team, make him the ideal choice to guide JSaRC in addressing the evolving threats faced by our nation. He is committed to a strategic vision that brings together and supports the range of industry and Government partners, with a view to fostering ever greater collaboration and innovation.


Mr. Ahmed commented, “I am excited and honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading JSaRC during this critical period, and focussed on the important role we all play to deliver security and prosperity. I am indebted to my predecessor Angela Essel for her work as the previous Head of JSaRC and am looking forward to collaborating even more closely with all our stakeholders, including our partners in the UK’s security industry.”